In a sea of neutral spring makeup products, Tom Ford’s line absolutely stands out. Definitely something different than what I would usually go for, but these shadow compacts are just beautiful. The duos can be applied wet or dry, and I like using them dry for sweeping onto the lids, and applying the darker shades wet for a liner look, or for smudging overtop of a black liner.
Dry, the shadows are very smooth, and easy to blend. At first glance, the white in both the Ripe Plum and Crushed Indigo look like everyday highlight shades. But, don’t be fooled! They have a gorgeous opalescent quality to them that looks incredible when dabbed onto the inner corners of eyes. It can also be applied lightly to the cheekbones for a highlight.
Ripe Plum is a bit more wearable to me, as it is a plum-brown hybrid. It looks really pretty layered on lids and blended out for a more interesting smokey eye. Or, it can just as easily be smudged onto the upper and lower lash lines for a quick, smudge-y look. To pair with this brown-plum smokey eye, I really love a sheer, pale pink lip to balance things out. Tom Ford’s Lip Color Shine in Smitten, Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine in Mutine, Nars Lip Gloss in Istria, and Maybelline Color Whisper in Lust for Blush are all great choices.
Crushed Indigo is definitely a vibrant blue, which I think looks stunning when used as an eyeliner [especially on brown eyes]. I will just wet an angled eyeliner brush with a bit of water, and dip into the shadow.
Have you tried any of Tom Ford’s spring offerings?